Digital Ink Jet T-Shirts
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When considering acquiring T-shirts, there are many different alternatives and more than just one way of getting things done.
Sometimes digital inkjet offers a cost-effective alternative when the job involves a large amount of colors and a small quantity of t-shirts.
The common every day screen printing application requires something called color separations. Each color has to be independently separated from the other colors surrounding it. Every color in the image will require that it has its own individual film. When all of these films are laid on top of each other, they must all line up perfectly.
This process will involve the exact same preparation time regardless of the amount of T-shirts involved. The digital process significantly simplifies this and cuts the set up time by more than half. Think of a common inkjet printer. But instead of feeding it a sheet of paper, you feed it T-shirts.
This process uses a water-based ink instead of a traditional plastic ink. Normal silkscreen ink will sit on top of the shirt while a water-based ink will actually soak into the pores of the fabric and become one with it. This results in a very soft to the touch feel. It will usually out last the traditional method as well. The life span of the image is contingent on many different variables ranging from how often you wear the garment, to how often you wash it. We strongly recommend that you use a laundry detergent that does not contain bleach. We would also recommend that you turn your T-shirt inside out before you wash it. If you take these measures, then you can normally expect the image to last as long as the garment itself.
We would be glad to show you some examples that we have done for other customers. This way you can pick it up and feel it in order to know what to expect from your order.
This is definitely the preferred method if you are looking to reproduce a photograph onto your tee shirt. The cost for this type of application will be determined by the quantity you are needing. We would want to view the image before we send you a quote because every piece of artwork is different. Keep in mind that the finished product will never be any better than the artwork that it originated from. If it is low resolution, then the quality of the finished product will be compromised.
Putting an order together is as easy as just e-mailing over your image. If your image looks blurry or grainy and it is only 5 inches tall, it is only going to get worse when you enlarge it. Here is the best way to tell if your image is clean enough to give you a great finished product. Just print it out on a white clean 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper. If it looks good on paper, then it is going to look good on the shirt. We would recommend that the image we start with is composed at 300 dots per inch.
When quoting your job, we will try to come up with an arrangement that will be equally good for every one involved. It is our goal that you are as comfortable using us for your screen printing and embroidery jobs as we are doing it for you. If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to give our helpful staff a call or if you live in the St. Louis area stop on in.